I'm So Transparent!
I don't know why but I have a fascination for objects that are clear....you know, "see-through". This weekend, to my delight, I have "christened" two new things that are absolutely transparent.
For my morning coffee, I used a new clear glass mug that a friend gave me as a "just because" present. It has raised bees on the outside and are a reproduction of a very old design from a glass company. I felt so trendy! All the funky cafes have these and I love them! You can watch the cool patterns the cream makes as it swirls down into the java all creamy dreamy! What? You've never spent time observing this phenomena? Try it! It sure beats the take-out cups.
The other kick I had was using my clear plastic umbrella my mom gave me. (It's been raining all weekend!) I had one as a kid and spent many hours dawdling home from school in the rain, watching the water stream down the outside and then drip off bottom edge. It was also fun to see all the grey clouds or even better yet, see the flashes or forks of lightning, although that did increase my walking pace towards home on occasion! And sharing the fun under that umbrella with a friend was just the best.
Sometimes the simplest things things fascinate me the most, and on a dull day, I am so glad that they can be the mini highlights!
Mother of Invention, sipping coffee and gazing into that mug, umbrella folded up at the door.